• Steve Benne
    Steve Benne,
    Double Bass Instructor

    B.A. University of Iowa
    M.M. University of Indiana
    Email: sbenne@leeuniversity.edu

    Steve Benne is principal double bassist with the Knoxville Symphony, as well as the Bass Instructor at Lee University. Previously, he was principal double bassist with the New American Chamber Orchestra. Benne has performed at the Grec Festival, the Korsholm Music Festival, the Priory of Chirens Chamber Music Festival, and the Uppsala Festival. In the U.S., Benne has performed with the Florida International Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Grand Teton Music Festival. He was one of the consortium soloists to premier the Harbison Concerto for the Bass Viol with the Knoxville Symphony. Benne’s teachers include Lawrence Hurst, Stuart Sankey, and Eldon Obrecht. He plays a Cremonese bass made in 1683 by Aegidius Barzellini.

Music Events Calendar

9/03
Masterclass: Youngmi Kim, soprano
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Masterclass: Youngmi Kim, soprano
This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.
9/03
Guest Recital: Youngmi Kim, soprano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Guest Recital: Youngmi Kim, soprano
South Korean soprano Dr. Youngmi Kim will give a recital with a diverse program from Baroque to Romantic repertoires on both piano and harpsichord. This concert is open to the public, free, and...
9/11
Studio Recital: Brendel Vocal Studios
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Studio Recital: Brendel Vocal Studios
This concert is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.
9/24
Jr. Recital: Cordelia Grace, guitar
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Jr. Recital: Cordelia Grace, guitar
This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.
9/25
Faculty Recital: Chery Brendel, soprano & Ron Brendel, tenor
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Chery Brendel, soprano & Ron Brendel, tenor
This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.
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